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SCALENE is a perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student (Hanna Hall) by a mentally handicapped man (Adam Scarimbolo) and his mother s (Margo Martindale) subsequent revenge.
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one every which way. I usually hate when a director puts style over coherence, but here, the film is immediately riveting, and if you pay attention,
it is not too difficult to follow and understand just what happened. Margo Martindale was her usual excellent self. The film starts with a killing and then gradually shows you what led up to it, making a complete circle by the end. I liked it enough to purchase a copy.
yet a film like this would probably not get green lit for a mass theatrical
release by Hollywood Big Wigs, even though the great Margo Martindale is in it,
(unless the Director made a blockbuster film BEFORE this lol).
Kinda difficult to describe the story without giving much of it away, however the performances
are quite good, the plot is thought provoking in a kinda "what would you do" (or NOT do)
situation told in a non-linear fashion that sometimes is not all spelled out for you, and is likely
to provoke some discussion afterwards.
It's not a Classic of course, but almost worth the price of 'admission' for a disturbing pivotal
scene where a character 'collects' something, that's not easy to watch, but at the same time
one can't look away because of the very good acting during this brief and tense moment, a delicate scene that if, (ahem) mis-handled, could have been laughable if done by a lesser director
and less competent actors, Zack Parker is a Director to keep an eye on in the future.
Overall an fairly original psychological drama for independent film fans, definitely not for the masses,
especially the A.D.D. "Scream", or "Freddy Vs. Jason" Crowds, it's not that kind of movie anyway,
not even close.
The majority of 5 star reviews were all posted in August of this year. It's like there was an onslaught of friends promoting the film. Those reviews either don't really say anything substantial or they are written as if by paid movie critics. The most flowery review is the only review posted by that person. I depend on reviews, and for this film, I think they are bogus.
I don't recommend this movie.
People out there be hatin on Todd Solondz.
And who can blame them. The first can be hard to hang with cerebrally, and the second is extremely distasteful, intentionally and involuntarily so, on an emotional level, an ethical level, and just about every other level that there can be.
But riddle me this.
Without Memento, and without Happiness, could we possibly have a movie like this, dare I say, masterpiece?
Doubtful. Very doubtful.
And that would be a shame.
No spoilers. One day I shall publish a long essay about this film and her bounteous merits. I'll sing the praises of cast and crew alike. But not tonight.
Screamqueen Watch #1: Hanna Hall has this super earthy Genevieve Morton type beauty. Call me maybe, HH? jk! (sort of)
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The main problem with Scalene is that it is roughly half of a very interesting movie.Read more